I saw Kingsgate about a year ago as part of the curriculum in the film school I was attending. The assistant director is an instructor at the school, and even the director filled in to teach a few courses. I can't really remember the plot in great detail but it centers around a couple's stay at the country home of a writer named Daniel Kingsgate, and the tension that arises in their relationship. Christopher Plummer gives the best performance in the film in a brief role as the father of the woman. But the film is dull, painful, and not very artistic, although it thinks it is. It was the butt of jokes for the rest of the year in my film class. "Why are they showing us this dreck?" we thought. The story was pointless. Well maybe it had a point but it really didn't get you thinking about it. Instead it just made me think that I had chosen the wrong school to go to to pursue my film education. Oh well. It is a film that I think very few people will like. If I didn't know the people behind this mess I would be a lot tougher on it, but mercifully I am a nice guy. What the heck...the movie was positively dreadful, and I am one who usually keeps an open mind about movies since I love them so dearly. Avoid this at all costs. (sorry guys)
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